There are several local area restaurants who always thank your new Marine for their service and congratulate them on their graduation from Parris Island by giving them a free lunch or dinner, on the house. It’s been awhile since your new Marine has had a good meal away from basic training and will welcome a good burger, a pizza or some local BBQ.


Here is a partial listing of several good spots around town where graduates eat free on Graduation Day.



ADDRESS:  831 Parris Island Gateway, Port Royal, SC

PHONE:  (843)  379-1500
Fat Patties is a hand-crafted American burger spot offering creative burger choices, sausages, salads, sandwiches, homemade ice cream and more.  Open lunch, dinner, and later. See Fat Pattie’s on TripAdvisor √  Read a review of Fat Pattie’s Here √  View menu and see photos of Fat Patties √ PI Grads Eat FREE • Pet Friendly Patio • Military Discount Days


ADDRESS: 926 Bay Street, Beaufort, SC 29902
PHONE: 843.379.0300
Featuring Stone-Baked Pizza, Panini Sandwiches, Inventive Pastas, Local Seafood and Hand Cut Steaks.Located in a historic bank building on the Waterfront Park in our beautiful downtown Beaufort SC.  View menu and see photos of Panini’s on the Waterfront  √  Read a review of Panini’s here √  PI Grads Eat Free • Pet Friendly River Deck •


ADDRESS: 859 Sea Island Parkway, St. Helena, SC

PHONE: (843)  838-3188
You’ll find classic Italian fare along with the best of the Lowcountry at St. Helena’s Bella Luna Cafe.  Open breakfast, lunch and dinner. See Bella Luna on TripAdvisor √ PI Grads Eat FREE • Daily Specials • Homemade EVERYTHING!


ADDRESS: 910 Bay Street, Beaufort, SC

PHONE: (843) 521-1888
Located in downtown Beaufort, Luther’s offers steaks, burgers, chops, a variety of lunch sandwiches, and one of the best fried pickles you’ll ever eat. Enjoy the vibrant nightlife at Luther’s too.  Open lunch, dinner, and later. See Luther’s on Trip Advisor √ PI Grads Eat FREE • Live Music 3 Nights a Week • Daily Specials




Brody’s Bar & Grill
ADDRESS: 17 Ferry Drive, Lady’s Islans, SC
PHONE:  (843) 524-2500
Brody’s serves up delicious plates including burgers, wings and lots more in a fun sports-themed atmosphere.  PI Grads Eat Free • Daily Specials



Also try…

Buffalo Wild Wings
Carolina Tavern
Smokin Oaks BBQ
Blackstone’s Cafe
Ryan’s Pizza

Moe’s Southwest Grill